Archive for the ‘Everquest 2’ Category

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Progress

July 12, 2007

Now this is more like it. Today I made some really decent progress in my opinion. I finished parts three and four of the level 20 Armor Quests, made level 29, and two more achievement points. Now I know I’ve already out leveled the armor, but it really is better than the junk I was wearing. In addition to that I’ve started trying to upgrade my equipment and abilities by buying stuff off of the auction house. Hopefully this will give me better odds in Splitpaw when I try again. Taking a break for now, might be back on tonight.

Jerrek

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I am a terrible blogger.

July 9, 2007

Always putting it off until later.

Well here is the next installment of my continuing Everquest 2 update. Joridel is nearing level 18, but I’ve set him aside for the moment. While I enjoy the Greater Faydark zone, I am at a loss as what to do next besides kill orcs outside of Crushbone and do the few quests there I have left. I have tried looking into the other zones but they all seem to high. I think I missed Lesser Fay, maybe that is the ticket.

Until I get back on Joridel though, I have unpacked Jerrek, my now level 26 Iksar Monk. I’ve been tinkering around with him, trying to relearn all of the Monk play mechanics and his abilities, and also figure out the area that I had at one time memorized. Looking through his extensive quest log, I had no idea where to begin, nor where any of the items/mobs/places were to begin with. I decided to concentrate on some Writ quests (because Jerrek had almost no status), and also the level 20ish armor quests. I am on part three now and stumped as to where to look, maybe the internets can help. I was also shocked to see that he had only one achievement point, and then came to realize that back then you had to be level 20 to start gaining achievement exp. *sigh*


One interesting point I had while playing Jerrek was ending up in the Kingdom of Sky starting area. Looking off the cliff at the floating islands was just amazing!


Right now Jerrek is sitting in a Gnoll jail cell after stumbling into a Gnoll Abductor. Imagine my surprise when he hits me and the loading screen pops up. I thought the mechanic was really interesting, and then it clicked that this might be part of the Splitpaw adventure pack. So right now I am going to look that up, and if it is I plan on buying that sucker, so I at least have some sort of straight forward way to level while I relearn all of Jerrek’s surroundings.

More to come!

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Everquest 2 – First update

June 27, 2007

It has taken me long enough but I have just now sat down to make my first update. I am now eight hours into my new character, a Half Elf Warden named Joridel, who is half way through level 13, and have just received my first achievement point. Of course being a druid type priest class I sunk my first point into shape shifting and spent a good chunk of time running around as a tiger, very fun!

Starting out in the new Kelethin area has been an interesting change of pace after leveling so many characters in that tired and boring starter island. I like the mushroom people that you run into shortly after beginning your adventure, and wonder if they are new or if I just never got to them when I originally played. After creating my new character I spent some time fiddling with the options and now have the settings optimal for this computer. It looks nice and runs fairly well, but needless to say I can’t wait until my new rig arrives so I can push the game to the max.
I have set up both appearances (Original and Soga models) for my character but I’m not really sure which I prefer. I’ll throw up some screen shots of what each look like.


One addition to the game that I was not expecting to run into in Faydark was the ability to climb. I know this was introduced in the first expansion, Desert of Flames, but I never had a character high level enough to make it out to that content and experience it. So imagine my surprise after being frustrated for 15 minutes trying to figure out how to get to a quest NPC up on a part of a tree, and I suddenly start climbing up the tree when I got to close! Now I have taken advantage of every climbable source I can find, and I have to say I have also fallen to my death many many times. Maybe I should have rolled a Fae. (…Nahh..)

That’s it for the first update, more to come soon. Maybe I will even take Jerrek out of retirement!